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Ole Sereni Owners: The Four Friends Behind The 5 Star Hotel

Ole Sereni opened its doors to guests in 2009. The building was owned by the US Government and for a long time acted as the US Embassy. The 5 Star hotel overlooks the Nairobi National Park affording guests a panoramic view of the savannah. 

The hotel is conveniently located near the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). According to a review on expertkenya, the food is excellent but the rooms are crammed. Part of the post read in part:

“……….its food is excellent and deserves its good reputation. If you’re staying here, the small rooms with thin walls are perhaps to be expected in a city hotel, but a frequent lack of attention to detail is also something to be prepared for”

Rooms

The hotel has a total of 134 rooms. 58 of these rooms are classified as superior. They have a walk in-shower and face the city. 

Deluxe rooms are 48 in total. Each of these rooms has a shower/bathtubs and face the park.26 rooms dubbed ‘club’ are larger and come with a shower and a bathtub. The remaining 24 face the park and the other two the city. 

Restaurant

The hotel has a large Big 5 restaurant with indoor seating and a terrace overlooking the Nairobi National Park. You will also find the Waterhouse sports bar, The Stakehouse and the Ngong Pool Bar. 

Founders of the Ole Sereni

Mr Kul Bhakoo Photocredit/Courtesy

The hotel is owned by Mr Kul Bhakoo and his three friends Bobby Jandu of Allied Plumbers, Mso Dave Bola, a Zambian and Nazir Noobin, a businessman. 

The building was initially owned by the US Government but was purchased by the four friends. They decided to turn it into a hotel. To finance this project, they secured a loan from a local bank.

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